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Kedarnath temple

Kedarnath temple upsc notes
Context
Uttarakhand government decision
Set up committee to probe fraud allegations
In Kedarnath temple gold transactions
Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
Location: Garhwal Himalayan range
Near the Mandakini River
In the Rudraprayag district
Mandakini River details
Tributary of the Alaknanda River
Emerges from Chorabari Glacier
Runs between Rudraprayag, Sonprayag
Significance: One of four sites
In Chota Char Dham Pilgrimage
Other three: Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath
One of 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva
Built by Pandavas, reconstructed by Adi Shankaracharya
Architecture details
Built of large grey stone slabs
Stone slabs interlocked with iron clamps
No mortar used in construction
Inside houses conical rock structure
Worshipped as Sadashiva form of Shiva
Includes "Garba Griha" for worship
And Mandap for pilgrims

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